Counterjam

Counterjam

A musical dive into the cultural identities behind the plate. Hosted by Peter J. Kim, Counterjam is an auditory feast of songs and interviews with musicians, chefs, and celebrities.

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June 21, 2021 42 min

This episode, Peter speaks with 19-year-old food whiz and social media sensation Eitan Bernath; actress, comedienne, and Broad City creator Ilana Glazer; and renowned chef and author Einat Admony on Jewish Challah-day foods: there's the seder plate, matzah and maror, and of course, grandma's chicken matzo ball soup. All music is by Gitkin.

As always, keep the party going by checking out this episode's accompanying playli...

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Referenced in this episode:

  • Toni Tipton-Martin's Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp recipe
  • Toni's non-profit, The SANDE Youth Project
  • Toni Tipton-Martin named 2021 Julia Child Award recipient (The Julia Child Award)
  • Genius-Hunter Extra Credit:

  • Check out Toni's cookbooks, Jubilee and The Jemima Code
  • For more recipes celebrating Black food history, check out @meikoandthedish's 38 Jubila...
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    We are kicking off the new season by looking at one of the most diverse cultures out there: Mexican culture.

    You'll hear about the anatomy of a perfect taco, what it was like when Grupo Enrique Olvera chef-owner Enrique Olvera first encountered "Mexican" food in the U.S., and comedian Felipe Esparza's love of fideo and mafiosos. Music is by the incredible electronica-norteño ensemble Nortec Collective

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    May 15, 2021 49 sec

    In the meanwhile, catch up on Season  1, or check out the show's accompanying Spotify playlists which feature all the hidden-gem tracks from legendary and need-t0-know artists that we couldn't squeeze into the show.

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    May 3, 2021 1 min

    On Either Side Eaters, friends and YouTubers Jen Phanomrat and Katie Quinn, separated by the Atlantic, take questions and compare notes on everything from charcuterie trends to the ultimate food lube, ketchup. 

    It's coming so soon; follow Either Side Eaters so you don't miss out.

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    Hey, Counterjam Heads! Season 2 will return 4/12, and in the meantime, we've been doing tons of listening ourselves. Our friends at Salt + Spine just released this new episode featuring The Grey partners and co-authors Mashama Bailey and John Morisano

    "The fact that there aren't as many black men or women running kitchens in America is in itself a systemic problem. There are tons of people of color when you go into...

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    Self-proclaimed fufu-head Peter J. Kim sits down with comedian Ego Nwodim and Afrobeat pioneers Femi and Made Kuti to discuss ultimate jollof, Nigerian religi-pop, and the beloved ball of cooked starch that goes by many names.

    That's a wrap on season 1 of Counterjam. We'll be back in May with season 2. In the meantime—follow Counterjam on Spotify for bonus playlists, and subscribe to the show so you don't miss a thing.

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    Relationships with teriyaki, sushi stereotypes, and the immigrant hustle—host Peter J. Kim looks at Japanese-American cultural identity with comedian Yumi Nagashima, rapper G Yamazawa, and producer Dan the Automator.

    Check out Counterjam on Spotify for bonus playlists featuring tracks from Yumi, G, Dan and so many other wonderful Japanese-American artists!

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    February 22, 2021 42 min

    This episode is all about the city that never sleeps and always eats. Host Peter J. Kim looks at the undefinable cuisine of New York City, with the help of A Tribe Called Quest founding member Jarobi White and multiplatinum artist, chef, and fashion icon Kelis.

    Referenced in this episode:

  • Are you, too, a sauce person? Check out Kelis's Skillshare on the stuff.
  • Peter is still going with his Tribe. Check out Counterjam on Spotify fo...
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    Host Peter J. Kim looks at Korean-American food culture—with chef Roy Choi, comedian Margaret Cho, and his mom (!)—in all its stinky, fermented, fishy beauty.

    Referenced in this episode:

  • Peter's Instant Ramyun “Carbonara”
  • Follow Counterjam on Spotify for more tracks from  CLARA, DANakaDAN, Omega60, and so many other wonderful Korean-American artists that we couldn't squeeze into this episode.
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    January 13, 2021 1 min
    From Food52's podcast network and hosted by Peter J. Kim, Counterjam is an auditory feast of interviews and hot tracks, exploring cultural identity through food and music.
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